Today-Sunday, March 14-16
Juneau, Alaska, International Ice Hockey Tournament - The inaugural hockey tournament at the new Treadwell Ice Arena takes place starting at 5 p.m. on Friday night with games running through noon on Sunday. The tournament is for players age 35-older, although some exceptions for younger players will be considered if a waiver application is filed before the tournament. The tournament is expected to field four teams from Juneau, plus teams from Anchorage, Sitka/Petersburg, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Haines Junction, Yukon Territory. Tournament schedules will be posted at the rink and admission is free. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-1070, or Joe Geldhof, 586-8193, by fax at 586-8216, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 15
Southeast Road Runners club - 20th Annual Flannagan's Run: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Douglas Fire Hall for a 10 a.m. race start. The course is for a 5-mile run (for age 14-older only) or a 1-mile run. Info: Jessica Menendez, 586-2246, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kim Metcalf, 586-2113, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Alpine Club - Mount McGinnis trek, this is a high-energy trek that requires snowshoes, ice axe, crampons and safety gear. Always contact the trip leader before attending. Alternate date is Saturday, March 22, if weather is poor. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska's Bowl for Kids' Sake - This 23rd annual fund-raising event takes place all day at Channel Bowl (registration closed on Feb. 15). Teams and individual participants can double-check bowling times by calling 586-3350, or on the Web at http://www.southeastbigs.org. Info: Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, 586-3350.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday ski/snowshoe - Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the gate behind Crow Hill Condos on Crow Hill Drive (Douglas) for a moderate to slightly difficult trek to the Gastineau Meadows. The group will decide the exact length and destination. Bring cross-country skis or snowshoes, wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22
High school basketball - Region V-Class 2A Championships: Boys and girls teams from Skagway, Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Klawock, Yakutat, Hydaburg and Thorne Bay compete for the right to represent Southeast Alaska at the Class 2A state tournament in Anchorage. All region tournament games and matchups are TBA at Juneau-Douglas High School.
Friday, March 21
Roughhouse Friday boxing - Doors open at 6 p.m. with bouts starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Main events include lightweights Scott "Kid Roo" Robinson of Sitka against Andrew "The Gun" Swanston of Juneau in one bout, with heavyweights Russ "Dirt" Stevens of Juneau vs. "Crazy" Eddie Cavett of Anchorage in the other. General admission seats are $20, with ringside table seats $30. Tickets available at Marlintini's Lounge and ANB Hall. Info: Joe Isturis, 723-0915, or Bob Haag of Anchorage-based Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau-Douglas Ice Association - Registration for the second Learn to Skate session takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the Nugget Mall. The cost is $50 for the five-week session, which begins on March 23. Info: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau Youth Football League annual meeting - Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. Topics include a wrap-up of the 2002 season, election of board members for the 2003 season and pre-registration for players for the 2003 season. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.
MS Walk or Run (5K) - Registration for this fund-raising event is going on now, and team registration forms can be picked up at JRC/The Alaska Club, Foggy Mountain Shop or Mendenhall Auto. This event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot, with registration at 9 a.m. Groups of four or more can enter as teams. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540, or Rick Anderson, 789-3678.
Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 15 open gym has been canceled) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (March 14, with 7-9 p.m. times on March 21 and 28) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (March 16, 23 and 30) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (March 14, with 7-9 p.m. times on March 21 and 28) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (March 16, 23 and 30) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 17 and 24) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms - Gym time for GCLL players is scheduled each Sunday through April from 1-4 p.m. at Auke Bay School. Players ages 8-9, as well as all new players, should arrive at 1 p.m. Players ages 10-12 should come at 2 p.m. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players in a variety of activities and drills. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.
Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (March 16, 23 and 30), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (March 16, 23 and 30), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (March 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 17, 24 and 31), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday (March 19 and 26), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (March 21 and 28, no open skate on March 14), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22 and 29, open skate time TBA on March 15), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22 and 29, open skate 8-9:30 p.m. on March 15) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 18, 20, 25 and 27) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Meet from 3:30-5 p.m. on Fridays (March 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. and 3:45-5:15 p.m. on March 28, no open skate on March 14), at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Elementary school age only open skates are 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (March 20 and 27), with a special open skate from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Middle school and high school age only open skates are 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 18, 20, 25 and 27) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon through March 16 at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.
Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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